Ospreys to host first BKT URC fixture in London against Hollywoodbets Sharks

Ospreys v Sharks BKT URC London 2023


The Ospreys are thrilled to announce that they will be hosting a home BKT United Rugby Championship fixture against the Hollywoodbets Sharks on Friday 3rd November at the iconic Twickenham Stoop in London.

The match will kick off at 19:35pm and presents an unmissable chance for sports fans and rugby followers to watch the Ospreys take on South Africa’s Hollywoodbets Sharks with a new audience experiencing the BKT URC in person.

This is the first time a team from Wales will host a home league game in London, with the Ospreys carrying the torch for Welsh rugby, shining a new light on the tournament.

Commercial Director for the Ospreys, Anthony Cole-Johnson, said: “We're absolutely thrilled that Ospreys can host a showcase game in London, providing a unique spectacle for our fans and newcomers alike.

“For us, this is not just a fixture; it is an opportunity to provide a fresh experience and engage with both Ospreys exiles and the wider rugby fanbase in and around London. It’s been great to have worked in collaboration with the BKT URC and the Hollywoodbets Sharks to put together this groundbreaking game to grow the interest around Ospreys and the league.

“London, a city with a rich sporting heritage, has always been a popular destination for fans from across the globe. As one of the world's leading rugby hubs, the city is no stranger to hosting showcase events.”

United Rugby Championship CEO, Martin Anayi, said: “We believe that rugby should embrace new ideas and innovative events and we’re very happy to support Ospreys and Sharks in bringing the BKT United Rugby Championship to one of the world’s biggest cities where sport has such an iconic history.

“In addition to those who travel from Wales, we are fully aware of the large URC fanbases living in London that encompass all of our territories and we hope that the interest from Welsh and South African supporters in London can make this a really special event.

Londoners, Sharks fans, rugby supporters and first-time watchers are all cordially invited to our London showcase, a testament to the game’s resilience, its vital role in bridging cultures, and its unique power to captivate audiences.

Season Members will receive 50% off tickets. To access the discount, members should log into your membership account before purchasing or buy directly from the Swansea.com Stadium ticket office, 01792 616400 (option 1)
Monday - Friday, 9-5pm.

The Ospreys will also be offering subsidised travel for Ospreys supporters from Swansea for £30. For travel, email: entertainment@ospreysrugby.com.

Tickets for this unmissable clash are available for purchase on https://www.eticketing.co.uk/ospreysrugby/Events

Exclusive VIP experiences and hospitality packages are also on offer, providing a premium matchday experience for attendees on https://ospreysrugby.seatunique.com/

To join the conversation around this historic showcase fixture, use the hashtag: #SwoopToTheStoop
In the lead up to the game, the Ospreys will be hosting supporter events which will include special guests from the team’s history. For more information on these events, contact Scott Otten on scott.otten@ospreysrugby.com.

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